Here Was a Man

Johnny Cash


writers: Johnny Bond, Tex Ritter
album: Track 5 in album The Christmas Spirit
release date: 1963-11
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Ballad/Easy Listening
length: 2:44

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash The Christmas Spirit cover art


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(Joy to the world the Lord is come)
He grew up in another small village

But he never traveled more than two hundred miles from where he was born
He never held political office he never wrote a book never bought a home
Never had a family he never went to college and he never set foot inside a big city
Though he never did one on the things usually associated with greatness

While he was still a young man the tide of popular opinion turned against him
One of them betrayed him and turned him over to his enemies
Then he went through the mockery of a trial
And even while he was dying his executioners gambled

When he was dead he was taken down from the cross
More than nineteen centuries have come and gone
And today he's a centerpiece of the human race
I think I'm well within the mark when I say that all of the armies that ever marched

All of them put together have not affected the life of man on this earth
Here was a man (joy to the world the Lord is come)


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Christmas Spirit
  • 2 I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  • 3 Blue Christmas
  • 4 The Gifts They Gave
  • 5 Here Was a Man
  • 6 Christmas as I Knew It
  • 7 Silent Night
  • 8 The Little Drummer Boy
  • 9 Ringing the Bells for Jim
  • 10 We Are the Shepherds
  • 11 Who Kept the Sheep
  • 12 The Ballad of the Harp Weaver